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is president obama's trip receive there had? what are newspapers saying? what are folks on the street saying about the president's journey to the middle east? >> reporter: it was operation charm, wasn't it? the whole point was to get israelis to believe he linings them answered supports israel. you know, it worked. the newspapers were almost unanimous in saying what a great trip obama did. the people also -- his speech to the students in jerusalem, which he was really talking to the israeli people, really did persuade people that he is sincere in his support for israel. wasn't clear beforehand. very significant and successful. not so successful after per swagd the palestinians he is on their side. the most important thing is to get israelis to believe him so he could pressure israel document road, asser can very here to do to begin a real peace process with the palestinians. very successful, craig. >> we will talk about the perceptions among the palestinians our next hour. our man in the middle east, martin fletcher in tel aviv for us. thanks for staying up, sir. >> thanks, craig. >>> the pr
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gesture. president obama's tour of the middle east and may be the most symbolic moment of the trip. the archbishop on gay marriage, what he fears will happen if justices rule in favor of same-sex couples. and nimble as a cat, technology that apple may be protecting your eye >> dan: after all the public events and speeches it was a quiet gesture in a jerusalem cemetery that may have defined his visit to middle east. president put a stone down from m king kick washington memorial on the grave of isak rabin saying it's harder to embark on peace. he arrived in jordan this morning. the president was greeted by jordan's king abdullah at the royal palace. they got down to business. during a news conference, he said he is worried about syria's future once president assad leaves office. >> i'm very concerned becoming an enclave for extremists because they thrive in chaos. >> dan: during his visit to israel he helped broker a phone call between benjamin netanyahu and his turkish counterpart to restore diplomatic relations. netanyahu apologized for the deaths of nine turkish activists and nav
need to decide which road we go and not the americans, not obama. >> reporter: still, this trip could build israeli trust in the u.s. president. his messages seemed crystal clear. the israelis and the palestinians make peace, but at the same time vowing to back israel against iran. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj, janelle, back to you. >> steve, thank you. >>> let's get a check of our forecast. beautiful day, but a bit windy out there. >> yeah, blown overrunning errands today. >> this wind kicking up, especially at the coastline. 20 to 40 plus miles per hour there. even some dangerous wind whipped waves across the seas. livermore topping out at 29-mile-per-hour wind gusts. the other component is all this wind whipping around that pollen. everything maxed out on the charts here. mold, ash, mulberry and oak. those are some of the predominant allergens in the atmosphere this afternoon. what we have happening is high pressure building offshore and that is creating some of that high pressure we dealt with today. let's get a look at all of the sunshine we'
, president obama said he wanted to change the mind of skeptics during the trip. do you think he did that. >> joe writes, obama talks a lot. he seems to say what people want and makes him look good. >> he's not successful, and even as rockets land from gaza. and lots of responses on this one, and thanks to everybody for sharing your thoughts. that's going to do it for me here in washington. gregg jarrett and jamie kocolby from here. we leave you with a sweetdeo in national puppy appreciation day. make it a great day, everybody. aren't they cute? ♪ >> fox news alert, everyone, breaking developments on capitol hill. the u.s. senate this morning approves a budget proposal that calls for almost a trillion dollars in tax hikes. and that's the very latest. hello, everyone, i'm jamie colby, and this is a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm gregg jarrett, glad you're with us. this nonbinding plan was approved just before dawn this morning after nearly 13 hours of nonstop voting. >> yeas are 53, nays are 46. the amendment is adopted and now there are -- there are adoptions
ago. nine turks were killed. ties were severed until obama spoke of the apology during his trip to israel. five years after barack obama signed an order to close the u.s. military prison at guantanamo bay, it is about to expand it. the military is requesting 200 civilian dollars to upgrade the facility. obama first order barack gave as president was to close the military prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. five years later, the military wants nearly $200 million to renovate the naval base complex. >> these are things that we have to do right now. bem assuming guantanamo will closed sunday, but if we look into the past 11 years, it was supposed to be temporary. who knows where it is going? >> most of the money would build barracks for u.s. troops. it would also of great communications and legal facilities at the detention center. $49 million would go to build new detainee housing. administration officials say congress order not to transfer detainees to u.s. soil has tied their hands. 56 detainees already cleared to leave will not be released any time soon because the u.s. says there
this trip a very successful one. you know, they had prime minister netanyahu and president obama had their moments. they exchanged laughs. there were, you know, it was a far cry from a moment in the oval office that we saw last year where there was very -- there was a lot of tension. i think that he sort of achieved what he wanted to do there on iran, on middle east peace, on trying to move that along a little. so i think he sort of, you know, this was a trip to really sort of embrace israel, to kind of give them a nod. he hadn't gone his entire four years, his entire first term. so i think that this was a largely positive trip for him. >> andy, the speech the president delivered to young palestinians and israelis on thursday, it was -- it was a great speech. let's listen to some of that. oh, i wish we could have. i just got from my director we don't have it. it was a great speech. did you interpret it that way, as well? i mean it seemed to appeal to both sides. all the applause that was peppered throughout that speech. >> the speech on thursday was the centerpiece of this trip for p
broken in israel. i'm not talking about president obama's trip to the middle east. instead i'm talking about the crowning of this woman right here as miss israel. we'll be talking with her and introduce you to her and how she was a guest of honor at a dinner involving the president of the united states while he was in israel. pretty extraordinary life story. >> i look forward to that. >> all that straight ahead. >> all right. it's not springtime, so i'm going to hunker down with my television today. >>> schools shutting their doors in chicago. it's billed as move to save money but some are outraged. we'll look at the issues. some schools are shutting their doors. he talks o some parent who is are outraged. >> i heard they are not going to be coming back next year and it's sad. it's sad. >> reporter: it's the list the parents have been dreading for months. 61 buildings including 53 schools targeted for closure. it's designed to cut costs as the school system faces a reported $1 billion deficit. ward constituents have been calling all day. >> some cases we're happy, some not so happy. >>
obama's trip to the middle east. followed by the history and importance of presidential press conferences with bill plante. and then a review of missle defense systems with michael o' hanlon. >> republican senator tom cobur topn to cut spending and the budget, as well as the debate over gun legislation. he has proposed 23 amendments to the current budget bill. on newsmakers, sunday at 10:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> monday night on "first ladies," called a bigamist and rachel jackson dies before taken office. hostess.elson is the ingleton van buren is hostens for her father. now i look at hurricane sandy recovery efforts with testimony from fema administrator of craig craig fugate, house secretary shaun donovan, and jo-ellen darcy. security hearing -- this homeland's security committee meeting is just over two hours. >> will come to order. thank you all. it is very nice to see you. thank you to our witnesses for joining us today. it is an important hearing. it was october 29 in delaware when hurricane sandy made landfall. theimpact was particular in mitt atlantic. it was d
meeting yesterday. it is scheduled to last just before 8:30 tonight. president obama's trip to the middle east included stops in israel and jordan. >> the president took time to record a message about gun violence. >> today there's still genuine disagreement about what steps we should take to reduce the epidemic of gun violence, but you, the american people, have spoken. >> mr. obama says lawmakers are currently working on gun control legislation the wake of the new town school shooting. bills include reinstating and strengthening a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons and legislation making it harder for ex cons and people with severe mental illnesses from obtaining guns. >>> two teens have been arrested in connection with a horrific shooting of baby in georgia. police say two young robbers approached sherry west on thursday as she was walking her one-year-old boy in a stroller. the robbers demanded money. she said she didn't have any, then she says they started shooting, grazing her ear and shooting her in the leg before shooting her baby in the head. >> i tried to perform
for u.s. allies in the middle east. president obama winds down a whirlwind trip. and george mitchell is joining us next to talk about the trip and what work the president still has to do. >>> president obama is heading back home after a four-day trip to the middle east. today the president toured the ancient city of petra in jordan. the trip is being viewed as a charm offensive abroad. first stop during this journey was israel to meet with benjamin netanyahu. then to the west bank to build on relations and then in jordan's capital. the u.s. reaffirmed alliances with the king. so overall, how significant is all of this? let's bring in george mitchell. he was appointed by president obama in 2009 as special envoy for the middle east peace. thanks for joining us, mr. mitchell. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> first off, how significant was this trip overall? >> i think both significant and successful. the president had several objectives. he wanted to visit israel itself, an important step. connect and make his case directly with the people of israel, which i think he did ver
' election as poep and in front of new crowds in rome. >>> and president obama is wrapping up his trip to the middle east, and he also made stops in israel, the best bank during his trip. and he called on israel to start direct talks with the palestinians, and helped to broker an apology over the deadly commando raid, and pledged $200 million in aid to cope with the refugees from syria. >>> the concurrent resolution is agreed to. >> move to reconsider? >> without objection. >> the senate has passed a budget. >> you heard it here, right there, the senate has passed a budget. it's the first time the senate has done that in four years. by the way, it's the job of your elected officials to have a budget every year, and anyway. it followed a marathon vote-o-rama. lawmakers burned the midnight oil and then some, and the democratic sponsored proposal has a $1 billion preduction in spending. >>> all along the east coast, a bright streaking fireball caught peoples' attention last night. did you see it? if not, look here. it was captured by a dash cam in washington. it was probably a meteor. bec
. >> question, was president obama's speech to college students in israel and the trip itself designed to reset u.s.- israeli relations that were badly strained and president obama's first term? >> yeah, john, and you're right, it's an israeli-u.s. reset, and i think it was a great success. i think the president's speech was outstanding to the young israelis. i think it was full of realism and idealism. what he has done, he has walked away from the idea that israel has to stop building settlements, and as a reality there's not going to be any palestinian state as long as you have the president meeting with netanyahu, lieberman, and those folks in power, but i do think there's been a reset in relations with israel. but john with the whole middle east, look at muslim brotherhood in egypt, hamas, gaza, the jordanian king is in trouble, syria is about to collapse in anarchy. you've got hezbollah in lebanon. i think that whole area is moving the other direction. if i were the president of the united states, i believe what he wants to do and ought to do is get out of dodge. >> eleanor. >> i can't rem
obama is headed took washington after his high-profile trip to the middle east. mr. obama closing out his four-day visit with a trip to pet tracks an ancient desert city in jordan but he spent the bulk of his time in israel with a quick stop in the west bank. the white house set low expectations for this trip, billing it as a mission to reassure the region's political leaders and people, particularly israel, that he is committed to their security. joining us now to talk about whether he succeeded or not, former israeli ambassador to the united nations, dan gillman. i want to let folks know, our audience know, we are experiencing a bit of a delay in the transmission back and forth to israel. we apologize for that. mr. ambassador, great to see you. thank you for joining us. >> good to be with you, uma. >> let me begin by saying that many israelis have been very skeptical about president obama's security interests in israel and up to now, a frosty relationship with benjamin netanyau. why should mr. netanyahu trust president obama now? >> you're right, uma, there was a lot of skepticism a
about president obama's trip to the middle east -- host: this is also how the story was covered in the new york times this morning -- in ourack to the phones discussion regarding the third anniversary of the affordable care act. james is on the line for independents. he lives in lafayette, indiana. go ahead. caller: i don't understand how any doctor can refuse you service because there's not a person in this country who has not used the american taxpayer dollars to get their education. a friend of mine was refused service. somebody will have to explain that to me. i don't understand it. thank you. host: we have got more on the affordable care act. this is some analysis from the urban institute, and they write -- third, the new law will not affect most firms -- new york is on our line for democrats. good morning. caller: hi. yeah, i am calling listening to everybody who has called. it is really very upsetting, this entire thing. people in this country need help. everybody knows it, and the reason i am calling is president obama at some point has said that what we ought to do is g
. >> president obama conveying a message of solidarity in israel saying america will always have its back. will his words reassure our closest ally in the middle east. >>> my main goal on this trip is to have an opportunity to speak directly to the israeli people at a time obviously what was already a tough neighborhood has gotten tougher. let them know they have a friend in the united states. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test yo
tonight, margaret warner reports. >> warner: this last working day of president obama's middle east trip saw an unexpected breakthrough on an issue that has hobbled u.s. efforts toñr contain the conflict in syria-- a long-simmering dispute between israel and turkey. on the ben gurion airport tarmac before leaving israel, the president facilitated an ice- breaking phonecall between israeli prime minister netanyahu and turkey's premier erdogan. despite shared concerns about the syrian conflict and other eruptions in the region, they haven't been speaking for nearly three years. mr. netanyahu apologized for the death of nine turkish activists during a 2010 israeli commando raid on an aid ship bound for blockaded gaza. it brought a sudden halt to what had been security cooperation between the two countries. today erdogan and netanyahu agreed to normalize relations again. the president spoke of the call and that relationship's importance this evening in amman jordan >> fortunately, they were able to begin the process of rebuilding normal relations between two very important countries in the
audience on a week when president obama made his very first trip from israel since taking office we continue to see more of the same from campaigner in chief. he met with israel's leaders but offered no real solutions for middle east peace. it will take a lot more in a few days to fix the reckless foreign policy of the last now fewer years. he is aware of the challenge. >> i'm meeting none of these challenges will not be easy. ultimately it's not a hard problem. its hard slog to work through all these issues. it's hard. >> sean: aside from hitting the links in tiger woods and paling around with beyonce, it's hard work being the leader of the world. his trip didn't go entirely as planned. it included the burning of american flag and images of obama himself. then there was some car trump when the armored cadillac limo that was supposed to transport the president, that broke down. they put in the wrong fuel and it had to be towed. what would be a speech but without a few hecklers. >> i believe your future is bound to ours. >> sean: with reminders of the week for his failures to address
concerned about syria becoming an onclave for extremists. president obama also took a trip to bethlehem where the bible says the nativity scene took place. >>> a proposal that takes up to 10% of bank accounts was met with fierce resistance. >>> three way clashes broke out at the offices of the muslim brotherhood. they fought with each other and riot police. the muslim brother brotherhood is trying to monopolize power. thousands of police have gone on strike making things worse. >>> and in paris the bells of noter dam rang out again but only as a test. the bells are made to mark noter dame's anniversary. many parisians had complained the old bells were out of tune. >>> the speed limit at the toll bridge will go from 15 miles per hour to 35. the bridge will switch to all electronic toll taking and cars will no longer have to stop at the toll plaza. >>> an unusual art creation that seems to show furniture being thrown out of furniture may soon be removed. if art on a former hotel on sixth and howard south of market. the city now owns the property and is considering a prompt to build affo
over gun legislation with tom coburn. he will not seek a third term in 2013. president obama continued the first trip of his second term visiting israel, the west bank, and to jordan and met with king abdallah of jordan. they spoke to reporters. he said jordan is housing 460,000 refugees and expects the number to double by the end of the year. the president said the u.s. will provide $2 million in aid to jordan. >> we discussed syria and are horrified by loss of life. about extremely concerned the conflict. >> i remember you were here when you were a senator. i hope you are enjoying your second term. we are delighted to have these discussions. they were very, very fruitful on the strategic partnership. we are very grateful to you, sir, and the administration, as well as congress for the continued support as has been shown over so many years. and this partnership throughout the years has provided us to get to where we are today. and we continue that you will continue to help us secure regional peace. we did have an opportunity to discuss syria. as you know, we are horrified by the loss
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weapons. no questions asked. >> president obama is closing out his four day trip in jordan. he boarded air force one earlier this morning headed for petra. it strengthens bonds with israel but left some palestinians angry. they say president obama is playing favorites and need to more strongly condemn the settlements on palestinian land. in his address he focused on domestic issue calling on congress to vote on three gun control measures that would ban high capacity ammunition magazines, fund school security and crackdown on gun trafficking. >> these shouldn't be controversial. they are common sense. they are supported by a majority of the american people. i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> katie: also new this morning, it was just a few hours ago that the senate passed its first budget in four years approving a $3.7 billion spending plan for next year. the 50-49 vote ended a grueling all night debate. no republicans voted for the package. this sets up contentious negotiations with the republican dominated house in april to reconcile what are two plans in deali
by the palestinians, even as he speaks out for an independent palestine while on his trip. so, why are they so angry? abc's alex marquardt tonight from jerusalem. >> reporter: president obama's last day here took him to bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of jesus. a highlight of this trip that has strengthened bonds with israelis but frustrated palestinians. they've vented their anger with protests, with those posters, fueled, in large part, by obama not condemning israel's settlements, the building of houses on land long held by palestinians. families like the gharibs. today, their house is an island, this is how over the past 30 years, a nearby israeli settlement has grown, swallowing up almost half their land. the rest cut off by a security fence. "it's like we're in a prison," says mahmoud gharib. "we have cameras, gates, fences and walls." so, why do you stay? "this is my homeland. this is my house," he says. "the israelis are stealing the land day and night." reaching parts of their land requires a special permit. they're just explaining that this whole hillside below the settlement is their l
. [inaudible conversations] >> president obama has just completed a trip to the middle east which included visits to jerusalem, the west bank and jordan. the last day of his trip he held of joint news conference with king abdallah mary was after about the diplomatic relationship with turkey. >> long said that it is in both the interests of israel and turkey to restore normal relations between two countries that have historically had good ties. it broke down as a consequence of the flotilla incidents. we asked about why this rupture has to be amended. they don't have to agree on everything for them to come around a whole range of common interests and common concerns. during my visit in appeared that the timing was good for that conversation to take place. i discussed it with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and both of us agreed to, and fortunately they were able to begin the process of rebuilding normal relations between two important countries in the region. this is a work in progress. it is just beginning. there will still be significant disagreements between turkey and israel not just
. no questions asked. >>> new this morning, president obama is closing out his four-day trip in the middle east in jordan. he just boarded air force one just a few minutes ago. he's headed for petra. he will be during that area. his trip has strengthened u.s. bonds with israel but it's also left some palestinians angry. they apresident obama is playing favorites and he needs to more strongly condemn israel's settlements on palestinian land. in his weekly address he's calling on congress to focus on three gun measures that would ban some assault weapons. >> these ideas shouldn't be controversy. common sense. they are supported by a majority of the american people and i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> the republicans, the budget -- >> senator mike lee of utah gave the republican rebuttal saying the budget proposed by senate democrats raises taxes by $1.5 trillion without saving entitlements. >>> also new this morning, around 4:00 the senate passed its first budget in four years. approving a $3.7 billion spending plan for next year. the 50 to 49 vote ended a grueling
of a pizza delivery worker and a texas prosecutor killed in january. >>> president obama is on his way home after a busy trip to the middle east. the president played tourist today ending his visit to jordan with a walking tour of the ancient city of petra. it was his first trip to israel and the west bank since he was e leched in 2008. it could pay dividends. the state department said john kerry will hold separate talks with palestinian and israeli leaders today. president obama attended a dinner in his honor hosted by president perez. there were many other high profile government officials in attendance. one face in the crowd was memorable. the first miss israel with ethiopian heritage since the pageant began in 1950. the orphan came to live with her grandparents at 12. president obama has long been one of her idols. she said a recent trip to her homeland showed her how far she'd come. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> translator: i stood there as a girl who finished the israeli army as an officer and thought how much a person can go through in nine, ten years. i learned a new languag
. >>> also, president obama wrapping up his trip to the middle east, his first as president. how he may have helped the peace process, how he was received there when we continue. ♪ ♪ the new blackberry z10 with blackberry hub and flick typing. built to keep you moving. see it in action at blackberry.com/z10 are proven to be effective pain relievers. tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain. bayer advanced aspirin blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer advanced aspirin. >>> president obama was in jordan today after visiting israel but what if anything did he accomplish there? the israeli veict on the visit next. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> president obama is in jordan tonight after wrapping up a visit to israel. it began w
barack obama has let jordan at the end of his visit to the middle east. the white house had set low expectations for this trip. the main purpose seemed to be reasewering israel that the u.s. is a committed ally. looking back now on president obama's four-day tour. >> looking at the pictures you might think president obama was simply on holiday, touring the ancient city of petra in jordan. in israel, marveling at the dead sea scrolls. but these visits were carefully crafted events meant to send a message to israelis about his correction -- connection to the land they believe dates back to biblical times. the support is believed to be what pushed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkish prims recep tayyip erdogan about the raid. supporters at the israeli expandoes killed nine turks aboard an aid ship carrying activists trying to end the blockade against the -- against the gaza strip. >> it's in the interest of the united states that they begin this process of getting their relationship back in order. >> the entire focus of the president's trip was to strengthe
of their own. . >> jon: president obama speaking to a primarily jewish audience in jerusalem on thursday, be a major trip to the middle east which had some critics in the media asking, why is he there? so, jim, let's get your answer on that. is it part of the charm offensive overseas? >> and netanyahu that should be a tougher sell. it should have happened in the first term and various reasons they didn't. and now they're doing it now. not that they offer, but checking off the box. a moment between the president and netanyahu. and a strange transplant of the american to the west bank of israel. it's syria, egypt, iran and the media is having a tough time dealing with. >> gregg: and judy, you're back and are the media buying with what the president is trying to accomplish? >> israel, jon, it was a total love fest, i would have said, jim, exactly what you said before i went, but to see the outpouring of affection for this president and for what he represents, it was truly astonishing. >> not netanyahu. >> no, it was interesting both men have clearly figured out and several commentators note
inside the vatican. >>> president obama is wrapping up the first overseas trip in jordan. the president is visiting jordan's most popular tourist attraction, the fabled ancient city of petra. he is worried about extremists if assad is overthrown and will keep plugging away in hopes of restarting peace talks between israel and the palestinians. >>> and lawmakers in north dakota have passed what could lead to the most restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that says life begins at conception essentially banning all abortions. voters will next decide next year if they want to add that to the state constitution. if it were to pass that law would almost trigger a lengthy legal battle. >>> police were asking for help trying to find this gunman firing into a chinese restaurant earlier this week. the workers inside managed to fight back keeping the man from entering the store while dodging imagine this bullets. three wounded. none of the injuries is considered life-threatening and now to that storm that ginger was telling us about. that wreaked havoc at a soccer game in
expectations for this trip low, mr. obama is coming home with diplomatic cous. mr. obama will be coming home to a just passed senate budget proposal. it squeaked through the democratic-controlled senate by a razor thin vote of 50-49, that happened at 5:00 in the morning here all but four democrats voted in favor of the plan which would increase taxes by $1 trillion over the next decade, all the republican senators opposed it. >>> north carolina is aunnoing a new look for license issued to some undocumented immigrants. the licenses will look similar to traditional licenses, but will carry the words "legal presence, no lawful status." north carolina drew fire over the original licenses which had a pink stripe across the card, some critics compared it to a scarlet letter. >>> in new york the event starts at noon at the vietnam veterans memorial plaza in manhattan. >>> investigators trying to see if the dead ex-conhad any involvement of a murder in january. evan ebel died after a shoot-out in texas with police that was thursday. police are focusing on the car which fits the description of the ve
you know. >>> president obama wrapped up his first trip to israel on the west bank as president yesterday a three day trip that showcased noticeably warmer relations between obama and the prime minister netanyahu. no substantive policy changes or announcements. throughout the trip his rhetorical talents were on full display. while speaking to students in jerusalem he received applause in his call for a viable palestinian state. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently discuss the zionist dream or face a growing challenge to its future. given the demographics west of the jordan river, the only way for israel to endure and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestine. that's true. [ applause ] >> the president used the trip not only to urge young israel chips to fight for peace but reiterate united states position on iran. >> iran must know this time is not unlimited and i've made the position of the united states of america clear. iran must not get a nuclear weapon. this is not a danger that can
this week, guys. what was this trip designed to accomplish? >> the first thing was to seal up this perception that president obama has not had israel's interests front and center, and he seemed to succeed at that. in heretz this morning, they wrote, the most powerful man in the world arrived in the most threatened state in the world to promise love. hebrew, noted he spoke how much hebrew he used. and then at the end of his visit, brokered a phone call between prime minister netanyahu and the president of turkey, two countries that have been estranged since a turkish boat on the way to help gaza was attacked by israeli commandos? gwen: so, tom, is this like woody allen says, 90% of life is showing up? just the president showing up was enough to paper over or fix a lot of the problems existing? >> well, he said some really interesting things from the israeli point of view. one of the very interesting things was going to escape a lot of people's attention is he reaffirmed support not just for the state of israel but for the idea of zionism. that was important to the israelis. it
-- alisyn camerota. president obama wrapping up trip since becoming president. how did he do? has he he helped our hurt our allies. governor mike huckabee was standing by with his reaction ahead. >> then his bosses told him to keep quiet and stop making fun of the network's lousy ratings. but jay leno is getting the last laugh. what he said last night and a new report that nbc may be getting a taxpayer funded handout. >> clayton: low ratings they may need it. this professor's plan required students stomp on the name of jesus christ. literally. what was the point of this lesson plan. how does stuff like this get into our kid's schools in the first place. "fox & friends" hour three starts right now. >> hi this is caesar millan and you are watching "fox & friends" and i can train. >> we need anchor whisperer quick on the set. >> clayton: jesse watters is here from the o'reilly show. thanks for being here. >> jessie: thanks for having me. >> clayton: that is alisyn camerota, i'm clayton morris. we have a lot to get into. headlines. there has been a horrible accident in birmingham airport in
. right now investigators say his death is unexplained. >> heather: president obama this hour is on his way back to washington after his trip to the middle east. for the president, the four-day visit was an opportunity to reassure the region's political leaders and people particularly israel, that he is committed to their security. leeland vittert is live with more. >> late night saturday night, the president left here a little more than 24 hours ago. so aall accounts, the charm offensive worked. he walked into israel with a 10% likeability rating, too early for new polls. but at least this 24 hour analysis says the numbers are sure to go up. it's more complicated in jordan where he had a tougher mission. he landed in jordan with two missions. one is to show solidarity with king abdullah. also had to go to talk about the syrian civil war, the refugee crisis, and president obama got quite pointed when he talked about the risk inside syria of muslims extremists taking over and possibly getting their hands on the syrian army's vast arsenal of weapons. >> i am very concerned about syria bec
-old boy could not be saved. sad story there. >>> president obama is on the last leg of his middle east trip spending a few hours in an ancient city before heading back home. he pledged to help jordan deal with the influx of refugees fleeing the civil war in syria. >>> historic meeting between pope francis and his predeces r predecessor, pope benedict. the two will have lunch together. that will be a power lunch. a meeting of this kind has not happened in at least 600 years. no pressure for that lunch at all, right? none. >>> breaking news overnight. the senate has just approved a $3.7 trillion budget. meanwhile, the budget crisis and congressional sequester has claimed another victim. air traffic control towers at small and medium sized airports across the country. pete williams has more and joins us now. pete, good morning. >> reporter: jenna, good morning. the faa says it must take this step to meet the goal of cutting more than $600 million out of its budget so starting in two weeks it will shut down air traffic control towers in 38 states affecting operations at 149 small and medi
. >>> president obama is on his way home after a very busy trip to the middle east. the president played tourist today ending his visit to jordan with a walking tour of the ancient city of petra. while the president is coming home, he's leaving secretary of state john kerry behind. kerry is expected to host separate talks with israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> heavy snow is pounding parts of colorado. road conditions are treacherous on two key highways. parts of interstate 70 and interstate 25 closed down. up to 50 vehicles wrecked on i-25. travelers, stay off the roads if you can. that's the warning. snow is expected to ease up later tonight in colorado. >>> now, imagine trying to play soccer in that weather. the usa beat costa rica 1-0 yesterday in denver inform a key qualifying game for next year's world cup. dempsey scored the winning goal. it looked like a day for skiing and not soccer. but they won. >>> it was 50 years ago this week that the beatles truly came out to play. ♪ their debut album "please, please me" was released on march 22nd 1963. wow. and brought the world instant class
, going into this trip, prime minister netanyahu and president obama had a bit of a strained relationship, and i think what this did was the president made it very clear that israel is open and able to defend itself however it sees fit, and so when it comes to iran and it comes to the nuclear program there, the president left the door open when it comes to what israel may do and what the u.s. may do when it comes to maybe targeted military interventions when it comes to the nuclear program there. >> let's look at what happened, this voteorama. david, the senate was charging through about 70 amendments overnight. it finally passed its first budget in four years. it came about like 5:00 in the morning. how significant is that and in terms of timing without taking us to the very last minute? >> well, alex, as you know, this congress they tend to do that, but i think it's important not just symbolically that the senate passed a budget for the first time in four years but also what it's doing is staking out the democratic position for the upcoming battle over the next round of negotiations on
for the work week. like you said, thanks so much, karen. appreciate that. >>> president obama, well, he should be back in washington late tonight. he spent the last day of the middle east trip in jordan as a tourist. he took a walking tour of pet ra and the red rock more magss. >>> an historic day for the catholic church. they're meeting for lunch where benedict xvi is living. the two also prayed together. the vatican says this is the first such meeting in the history of the catholic church. he knows the ins and outs of drug policy. that's why washington state picked mark clienman to help in the historic tast of creating a legal way to buy pot. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's lobsterfest our largest selection of lobster entrees, like lobster lover's dream or new grilled lobster and lobster tacos. come in now and sea food differently. visit redlobster.com now for an exclusive $10 coupon on two lobsterfest entrees. [ male announcer ] we all have something neatly tucked away in the back of our mind. a secret hope. that thing we've always wanted to do. it's not about having dreams, it's abou
to more than a half billion dollars. >>> reit now, president obama is scheduled to land shortly back in the united states after wrapping up a trip to the middle east today. earlier president touring the ancient city of petra in jordan following his first visit as president to israel. secretary of state john kerry will remain on in the region to meet further with israeli and palestinian leaders about possible options for relaunching stalled peace talks. >>> at this hour, a family grieving. the death of a little boy killed in a freak accident at an airport. >>> a giant sign fell on them. people hurt. the child was crushed. now, we are hearing first-hand from witnesses who rushed to help. stay close. what's droid-recognition ? understanding you clearly... what is the capital of zimbabwe ? ... the first time you ask with the google voice search. the droid razr maxx hd by motorola. droid recognition. droid powerful. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst col
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